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While my friends sleeps he foams at the mouth and freezes. Could this be nocturnal epilepsy?

While my friends sleeps he foams at the mouth and freezes. Could this be nocturnal epilepsy?

Does not sound norma: That is certainly a possiblity and there are other "parasomnias" that can cause this behavior. This is easily clarified with a sleep study which a primary care doctor can arrange. During a sleep study brain waves and patterns are measured and epileptic behavior would likely be detected. It would also be noteworthy to keep a log before any appointment as to how he feels after sleeping like that. ...Read more

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Mouth (Definition)

Mouth (mouth) " n. Pl. Mouths 1. A. The body opening through which an animal takes in food. B. The cavity lying at the upper end of the alimentary canal, bounded on the outside by the lips and inside by the oropharynx and containing in higher vertebrates the tongue, gums, and teeth. C. This cavity regarded as the source of sounds and speech. D. The opening to any cavity or canal ...Read more


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Could epilepsy be transmited if the liquid that came out of the mouth touch another person?

Could epilepsy be transmited if the liquid that came out of the mouth touch another person?

Not as such: Epilepsy itself cannot be transmitted with contact of body fluids such as saliva. But bacteria such as neisseria meningitidis can be transmitted via saliva which can lead to meningoencephalitis (inflammation of the brain and its coverings), of which seizures can result. Hope that answers your question. ...Read more

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In patients with epilepsy, is it common for them to get lockjaw while their mouth is open?

Jaw Dislocation: Mandibular dislocation can certainly be caused by seizures. This can be painful and requires emergency medical treatment. ...Read more

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I have epilepsy and I often wake with a badly bitten tongue. Are there mouth guards or something one can use? I live in New Zealand.

I have epilepsy and I often wake with a badly bitten tongue. Are there mouth guards or something one can use?
I live in New Zealand.

Seizures: Hi YEstrada, tongue biting is very common with seizures. yes there are mouth guards but i do NOT recommend them. They are quite dangerous as they are a choking risk during seizures. If you are having frequent seizures, it would be best to see your GP or neurologist for a review of your medication. ...Read more

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Diagnosed NAFL, metabolic syndrome, intolerances. Already on detox and diet. Suspicion epilepsy. I get acid burning sensations on my head, neck, in my mouth when digesting. Any advice, any more tests?

Epilepsy????: If you mean burning after eating, that could be GERD. WHOSE suspicion epilepsy? Yours? Your doctor's? A neurologist's? Epilepsy is not a diagnosis to be taken lightly. It usually requires lifelong drug therapy. Advice re tests: Do NOT saddle yourself with "epilepsy" without a thorough eval by a neurologist. There is NO SUBSTITUTE for that. Hawthorn and herbal remedies are useless; don't bother. ...Read more

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How to cure epilepsy?

How to cure epilepsy?

Possible but unusual: Epilepsy seems best addressed if a surgical procedure deals with a focal temporal lobe lesion. Cortical lesions are much less responsive. Other than excision of affected lesion area, the more diffuse problems are not really curable and only hope is to control with meds or vagal nerve stimulators. ...Read more

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How to clear epilepsy?

Broad: This is a rather broad question. There are many ways to treat epilepsy and it can be quite complex to evaluate and treat the right way. Sometimes cures can be achieved as well if the assessment is individualized and done properly. Would be happy to provide a virtual consult and go over your particular case. ...Read more

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Epilepsy (Definition)

A neurological disorder where nerve cells of the brain are injured, epilepsy results in seizures that range from nearly undetectable to extremely vigorous. Epileptic seizures may occasionally result in loss of consciousness and confusion. Causes of epilepsy include genetics, head trauma, prenatal ...Read more


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Seizure Disorder (Definition)

Seizure disorder also known as epilepsy, is a neurological condition in which the brain's abnormal electrical activity causes muscular convulsions and altered mental states. Epilepsy is diagnosed when an individual has ...Read more